CALTRANS SHARES SMALL BUSINESS WEBINARS ON YOUTUBE

May 11, 2020
CALTRANS SHARES SMALL BUSINESS WEBINARS ON YOUTUBE

Today’s Date: Monday, May 11, 2020

District:           05 – Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, San Benito and

                         Santa Cruz Counties             

Contact:          Susana Z. Cruz (bilingual) or Colin Jones

Phone:           (805) 549-3138 or (805) 549-3189

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

CALTRANS SHARES SMALL BUSINESS WEBINARS ON YOUTUBE

CENTRAL COAST--Last week, Caltrans joined state and local partners to launch a series of webinars designed to assist small business owners with obtaining state certification to sell goods or contract with the State of California These webinars were recorded and placed on the Caltrans District 5 YouTube channel for viewing so see below for descriptions and links. 

 

Part 1: Sell Goods and Contract with the State of California – Small Business Certification Overview

Watch this one-hour introductory webinar as Jolene Graham and Matt Zweier, business outreach liaisons with the Department of General Services, provide an overview of the state’s Small Business (SB) and Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE) certification programs. YouTube Link: https://youtu.be/r0PrzyrI7xw

 

Part II: Sell Goods and Contract with the State of California – Small Business Certification Workshop

This SB/DVBE Certification webinar series builds on the initial overview in Part I. In the second webinar, outreach liaisons with the Department of General Services guide small business owners through registration on Cal eProcure, the state’s online marketplace. Viewers can use the resources provided to register their business and/or apply for state certification as a Small Business (SB) or Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE). YouTube Link: https://youtu.be/vq6AeezZuss

 

For questions about Cal eProcure business registration or Small Business/DVBE certification, please call (916) 375-4940 or email [email protected]

 Future Training Opportunities:

For information on future training opportunities, please visit:

California Department of General Services https://www.dgs.ca.gov/PD/Events

Caltrans Office of Civil Rights Calendar https://dot.ca.gov/programs/civil-rights/ocr-calendar

Additional webinars in this series: https://www.granitehwy101.com/caltrans-webinars

The Contracting Webinar Series:

The next series of webinars is tailored for certified small businesses and disabled veteran business enterprises who are registered on Cal eProcure and looking to sell goods or obtain contracts with the State of California. It offers webinars on a variety of topics ranging from contracting with state government, navigating websites and information on local supplier and contracting opportunities. In one webinar, the Office of Civil Rights will guide attendees through the process of how to apply for Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) certification. This series begins Friday, May 22 and ends on Friday, May 29.

 

For more information or to register, visit: https://www.granitehwy101.com/caltrans-webinars.

Note: If registering for multiple events, be sure to complete your registration by selecting “checkout” on the registration website.  For technical support in accessing these webinars, please contact [email protected]

 

Each session will be recorded and placed on the Caltrans District 5 YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8Thdemmp6GFuXfh2xicKlg/

 

NOTE: Please see the attached flyer for additional information.

 

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 Susana Z. Cruz

Caltrans District 5

Public Information Officer

Portavoz de Relaciones Públicas

para Caltrans en el Distrito 5

805.549.3138

805.549.3326--fax

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